GRODNO, 1 July (BelTA) - We are incredibly lucky to have wise leaders at the helm of Belarus and Russia, Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova said at the plenary session of the 9th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Grodno on 1 July, BelTA has learned.
"The current unprecedentedly high level of the Belarusian-Russian cooperation has been reached largely thanks to the two heads of state. We are incredibly lucky to have such wise leaders at the helm of Belarus and Russia. They are true leaders who love their people and their homeland and do everything possible, and sometimes even the impossible, to preserve the sovereignty and protect the fundamental interests of our countries, to strengthen the positions of the Union State. Perhaps, there are no politicians equal to them in the modern world,” said Natalya Kochanova.
Today responsible politics is being replaced by cheap politicking, an arrogant and pretentious show, the speaker said. “The West has fewer and fewer politicians of integrity. Universal human values are traded for personal dividends, while strategic relations built over many decades are torn apart in an instant by unsubstantiated verbal bravado. Entire nations feel orphaned by their own governments. We have to admit: it is really hard for them to have a voice, to fight back external forces and ignore their will and commands,” the chairwoman of the Council of the Republic said.
“It's true art today to preserve your own voice, to defend your right to be called a nation and to follow the principles of humanity,” Natalya Kochanova added.